Lebanon

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Lebanon

  1. 1. Lauren jupina & mieraelkhoury<br />LE Liban<br />LAUREN JUPINA & MIERA ELKHOURY<br />
  2. 2. GEOGRAPHY & STATISTICS<br /><ul><li>Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria
  3. 3. Capital: Beirut
  4. 4. Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; Lebanon mountains experience heavy winter snows
  5. 5. Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian</li></li></ul><li>LA RELIGION<br />Muslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39%<br />
  6. 6. WHY IS FRENCH IMPORTANT??<br />Upper and middle class speak French<br />After WWII Lebanon was placed under French control France<br />Lebanese civil law is based on the French Napoleonic law<br />The literature and math is based on the French System in Lebanon.<br />
  7. 7. Arts<br />3 main influences on Lebanese Arts<br />French surrealists<br />Cubists<br />Impressionists<br />International festivals are VERY popular<br /> Held on Historic sites, such as roman temples of Baalbek, Byblos’ crusaders ruins, or Beirut’s central district<br />*Lebanese Museum in Beirut *Baalbek *Byblos *ABC mall<br />
  8. 8. Dance: Hip-Lift, Hip-Drop<br />Start with basic position with right leg forward.<br />Lift right hip<br />Drop your hip<br />Lift your hip and drop it again<br />Continue this at a faster pace until it becomes a bounce <br /> Importance of Belly Dancing<br />Used as a technique to help the mother during child birth<br />Performed at weddings to make a blessing of fertility on the couple and providing entertainment for the guests<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4F0qR9DnrA<br />
  9. 9. Sports<br />Popular Sports<br />Le Foot, Le Basket, Le Volley<br />Cross-country running, particularly in the mountains, and the martial arts are widely practiced<br />Skiing, Rock-climbing, and Cave explorations are enjoyed in the mountains<br />Many Lebanese go swimming and fishing in the lakes, rivers, or in the Mediterranean Sea<br />Pigeon-shooting is a favorite sport in the city<br />
  10. 10. Family Life<br />City Families<br />Small, averaging two children each<br />Children live with their parents until married<br />If not married, live with family whole life<br />Most businesses are family owned and run<br />Rural Families<br />Live on Small Farms<br />Many children to help with farm work- ten to fifteen<br />Women do all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry in an old fashioned way<br />Women also work on farms when needed<br />
  11. 11. Food<br />Lebanese cuisine is Mediterranean <br />Pita Bread, Hummus, Fool, Bean Dishes, Rice, Pasta, Salted Yogurt, Red Meat and Chicken are eaten as part of a dish<br />Pork is less popular because it is forbidden under Islamic Law<br />Eating in Lebanon is tied to a family; people never eat alone<br />Ramadan- the Muslim month for fasting, is the occasion for large meals at sundown<br />During Lent, Christians eat meatless dishes<br />
  12. 12. Quiz<br />Whatisthe capital of Lebanon?<br />Whatisone of themain causes of conflict?<br />True/False. Familylifeisnotveryimportant in Lebanon.<br />What are twomainlanguagesspoken?<br />What are thetwomainreligiousgroups?<br />Whatiseatingtiedto in Lebanon?<br />Whatfoodisforbidden in Islamicculture?<br />WhatistheMuslimmonthforfasting?<br />Whereis Lebanon located?<br />

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